1932 Studebaker President Convertible Sedan Vehicle Profile

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

1932 Studebaker President photograph

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The Studebaker brothers, Henry and Clem, established a wagon shop in South Bend, Indiana, in 1852 with a total capital of just $68. Migration to the western territories, the Indian Wars, and orders from settlers and the U.S. Army for covered wagons brought them great success with the company grossing $350,000 annually by 1867. Joined later by three more brothers, the company offered its first electric vehicle in 1902 and its first gasoline powered car by 1904. Fast forward to 1932 and the company offered three series in ascending order, the Dictator, the Commander, and the top-of-the-line President. The prior year, 1931, was the first year for the Model 80 President Roadster, and it became a very popular car, often exhibiting a two-tone paint scheme. But based on the color scheme of the Speedway Roadsters of 1931, Studebaker painted all of its 1932 models with the chassis in the same color as the fenders. Customers could request any color they wanted but burgundy and light gray were the most popular. Top-of-the-line Studebaker convertible sedans were hand-built using the finest materials available. This is one of only two known to survive.

This was the top of the Studebaker line in the Classic era, priced at $1,925. Only a handful of this model were custom made and only two are remaining today. Perhaps as few as 20 were built. The car was initially sold to Archival Grove Kent of California in 1932. He retired to Mexico in 1944 and took the car with him. In 1965, he sold the car Jose Luis Franco Montes who passed the car to Lionel Stone of Sherman Oaks, California.

The original motor and instrument panel had been sold. In 2006, the current owners purchased the car from Mr. Stone and began a nine year restoration project. The original motor was located. All the other missing or damaged pieces have been found or recreated. Invaluable help was received from the Studebaker Museum Archives and other Studebaker enthusiasts.


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1932 Studebaker President Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)
1932 Studebaker President State Coupe
Chassis#: P11164
Sold for USD$156,800
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1932 Studebaker Model 91 President State Sedan
Sold for USD$30,800
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1932 Studebaker President
Sold for USD$90,000
  2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island
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1932 Studebaker President
Chassis#: 91R121
Sold for USD$187,000
  2008 Gooding & Company
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1932 Studebaker President Brougham
Sold for USD$110,000
  2008 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 
1932 Studebaker President Four Seasons Roadster
Sold for USD$176,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
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1932 Studebaker 91 President State Sedan
Chassis#: 6026145
Sold for USD$50,600
  2004 S. Ray Miller Collection
 
1932 Studebaker 91 President St.Regis Brougham
Chassis#: P10389
Sold for USD$88,000
  2004 S. Ray Miller Collection
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1932 Studebaker President Convertible
Sold for USD$134,200
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

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